I run into the same thing all the time over at another car community dedicated to the high performance modification of the Z-series (240z-280zx) cars. You get these kids that ask "What do I need to do in order to get 300 to 400 whp?"
Do you have ANY idea what 300 whp is like in a rwd car that weighs 2400 lbs, has no traction control, no abs, no electronic crap of any kind, no air bags, etc.? Not to mention, modifying the hell out of the suspension and turning a car that is tuned to understeer into one that will snap oversteer if you look at it funny. Drive it stock first and take a ride or two in someone's car that is modified. It will help you better understand what exactly you are getting yourself into.
Yes, I do have a car that has 320+ whp/wtq. However, I highly respect the car because I know that it can kill me. I learned to "listen" to what the car is telling me through years of driving.
The same argument can be applied to ANY car that someone wants to modify.